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Associated British Ports, the UK’s leading port operator, today announces the appointment of Angela Morgan as General Counsel and Company Secretary, completing the new Executive Leadership Team.

Angela has been promoted from within ABP’s ranks, previously holding the role of Senior Solicitor, and brings to her new role extensive experience and an extremely well-developed knowledge of the business, having been with ABP since 2008. Prior to ABP, Angela worked as a solicitor at leading law firms in both London and New Zealand.

She joins ABP’s Executive Leadership Team, which has been assembled over many months of careful consideration, with each member being selected for their wealth of relevant industry experience, successful track records and extensive expertise.

The new Executive Team comprises:

Henrik Pedersen, Chief Executive Officer; Marina Wyatt, Chief Financial Officer; Julian Walker, Chief Commercial Officer (joins on 2 September); Simon Bird, Regional Director, Humber; Alastair Welch, Regional Director, Southampton; Andrew Harston, Regional Director Wales & Short Sea Ports; Harm van Weezel, Chief Information Officer; Mike McCartain, Group Director of Safety, Marine & Engineering; Alison Rumsey, Chief Human Resources Officer; and, Angela Morgan, General Counsel.

The Executive Team’s full biographies can be seen here

Henrik Pedersen, CEO of ABP, said: “We are delighted that Angela has taken up this new role, having already made a significant contribution to ABP over her years of service with us. She is uniquely qualified to be an extremely effective General Counsel and Company Secretary and will be an experienced and valuable voice within our Executive Leadership Team.

“Our new Executive Team comprises the very best in the business - all of whom were chosen for their unparalleled knowledge and experience. We are delighted that they could all join ABP at this important time in the company’s development, as we strive to realise the exciting opportunities we have for further growth and shape the business to continue our success story for many years to come.”

“I am confident that we have the right leadership team to drive the business forward and am certain that their contributions to ABP will be rapid and significant as we continue on our mission: Keeping Britain Trading.”

Angela Morgan, commented: “I’m excited to be taking up this new role at ABP, a business I have been proud to be part of for many years, and one which has great opportunities for growth and further successes. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Executive Team to ensure a bright future for the business.”